Toronto, November 25, 2021
Restoration work continues on rail and road infrastructure to re-establish key connections between the B.C. interior and the West Coast. Increased precipitation across southwestern B.C. is forecast for the remainder of this week and over the weekend.
Rail operations: Four trains have transited across CP's mainline between Vancouver and Kamloops. Additional CP and CN trains were expected to transit yesterday. All trains are operating in accordance with low-speed restrictions to enable monitoring of rail infrastructure in recently repaired areas. Intermittent closures to address repairs and ensure safe operations may occur. CN anticipates the opening of its mainline on Thursday, November 25.
Truck operations: Truck operations at all four container terminals remain steady. Reconstruction and repairs continue on major roadways across the region, with some highway routes restored, including detours, intermittent closures and essential-traffic-only restrictions.
Marine operations: Anchorage demand is steady and remains high across all vessel types. Anchorages are assigned in a manner that ensures fluidity across all ship types and maintains essential services. Vessels in port can be viewed on the home page of the PortVan eHub app by selecting "Vessels in Port".
The provincial state of emergency declared by the British Columbia Minister of Public Safety remains in place.
For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.